THE CAPITAL: Brick Foxholes

As soon as it became evident that the Government of the U.S. might vanish in one cloudy instant if an A-bomb landed in downtown Washington, the idea struck Government planners: Why not move the tempting targets and save the city? Last week President Truman asked Congress for $139,800,000 to begin a dispersal of key agencies and key men.

The plan called for construction of permanent Government buildings, complete with bomb shelters, in four spots in Maryland and Virginia. All were to be no closer than twelve miles, but no farther than 50...

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